Saturday, July 9, 2011

The Daily Muse: A Change is Gonna Come!

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Daniel B. Tague, MME, MT-BC, NICU-MT

Although this is one way I can write my name, in January 2012, the American Music Therapy Association will officially sanction only the MT-BC (Music Therapist - Board Certified) acronym as well as your college degree and any kind of state license that applies. Acronyms like NICU-MT (Neonatal Intensive Care Music Therapist) or NMT (Neurologic Music Therapist) will have to be written out after the approved acronyms. For example, my signature will become: Daniel B. Tague, MME, MT-BC, Neonatal Intensive Care Music Therapist. I think that this will be helpful to our profession since we are trying to utilize the MT-BC credential as the recognized certification for music therapy. Without these new guidelines, music therapists would all start experiencing a bad case of alphabet soup after their names!

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